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- The ultimate insider's guide to Dublin, Ireland's capital city - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (more than half a million people call Dublin home) and the tourist market (3.5 million people visit Dublin every year) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsOnce the second capital of the British Empire, Dublin is a city of monumental architecture with a history both glorious and tragic. But it's also a city brimming with humanity: home to a friendly, gregarious people, who love to hear and tell stories. The combination has arguably produced more great writers per capita than any other place on earth. And yet, as any Dubliner can tell you, the great writers didn't know the half of it. This unique guide leads you behind the granite fa ades and postcard-perfect pictures to explore the heart and soul of the city through all its eccentricities and foibles. Encounter a whiskey-soaked windmill guarded by St. Patrick or visit a shrine for lovers with the relics of St. Valentine; pay your respects to the grave of a much-decorated four-legged war hero or stop in for a pint at a haunted pub called the Gravediggers; discover a House of the Dead on an island you can reach on foot, or explore a literary micro-museum where everybody buys soap. 111 Places in Dublin takes you on an intimate, insider's tour of the Hibernian metropolis, at the end of which, you'll be an insider too.